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Using charitable giving as part of your overall tax strategy can help you achieve your financial goals while creating philanthropic impact.

Among other benefits—such as tax-free growth of account assets—tax-effective philanthropy with a donor-advised fund may allow you to reduce capital gains on donations of appreciated securities, and plan for a major life event, estate, or financial windfall.

Below, review the tax benefits of giving with a donor-advised fund and consider how you can include philanthropy in your tax strategy.

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Vanguard Charitable is a top U.S. grantmaking organization that fulfills its mission to increase charitable giving by administering a donor-advised fund--a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity. 

Vanguard Charitable was founded by The Vanguard Group, Inc. as an independent, nonprofit, public charity in 1997. Although Vanguard provides certain investment management and administrative services to Vanguard Charitable pursuant to a service agreement, Vanguard Charitable is not a program or activity of Vanguard.